‘Twin Peaks’ Season 3 Episodes 14-15: A Dream Within a Dream

We’re in the home stretch now, and things are definitely heating up on “Twin Peaks,” with loose ends being tied up left and right- including a few I never thought would be. But we’re not going to talk about Judy just yet. Instead, our main focus this time around will be time itself, and Lynch’s unique use of it.

Are the events we’re seeing unfolding in “real” time, or is something else going on here? Are some of them happening at the same time as others? Is Lynch purposefully mixing events up to confuse us- or to make things seem out-of-whack? Is what we’re seeing even real? Or are the events we’re seeing merely one possibility among many potential outcomes? Have they unfolded many different ways already, and this is just a selection of what could be? There’s certainly a lot to unpack, and we’ll get to it- but first, a brief recap of the most recent episodes.

Episode 14

We open in Buckhorn, South Dakota, as Gordon Cole (David Lynch) returns a call to Sheriff Truman (Robert Forster). Truman tells him about the missing pages from Laura Palmer’s diary that were found, and how they referenced two different Coopers. Cole doesn’t comment, but thanks Truman for the info, and sends his best to his brother Harry.

Meanwhile, Albert (Miguel Ferrer) continues to fill in Tammy (Chrysta Bell) on the Blue Rose cases. We get a little more on the first one, including that the officers on the original case were none other than Cole and the long-lost Phillip Jeffries (David Bowie), who arrived at a hotel to check out a potential shooting in Olympia, Washington. (I don’t know about you, but the prospect of a Lynch/Bowie cop show would have been amazing!)

When they arrive, they find a woman on the ground, dying- it’s Lois Duffy. “I’m like the Blue Rose,” she says, smiles, then dies and her body subsequently disappears. The two look up to see another woman holding a gun and screaming- and it’s ALSO Lois Duffy- and she didn’t have a twin. This Duffy is arrested for murder, and hangs herself before the case can go to trial.

Albert asks Tammy what question she should be asking, and she says, “What is the significance of the Blue Rose?” Then she answers her own question- a Blue Rose doesn’t occur naturally in nature. Thus, neither was the second woman a “natural” thing. Tammy suggests she was conjured- a tulpa, which is a being or object that is created through spiritual or mental powers.

This idea has its roots in Tibetan Buddhism and is a variation of what is more commonly known as an “imaginary friend.” Of course, the tulpas- or doppelgangers- we’ve been seeing on this show aren’t very friend-like! But the fact that Tammy chose to describe the occurrence in Tibetan terms makes it clear that she is the right person for this job, to be sure, given Cooper’s attachment to Tibet.

Cole arrives, and is immediately thrown by the squeaks of a window washer outside, which cause his hearing aid to feedback. Diane (Laura Dern) arrives shortly thereafter, and Cole asks her if Agent Cooper mentioned Major Briggs at all, the last night she saw him before his disappearance. She begrudgingly says that he did, still not wanting to talk about it.

Cole tells her that Briggs didn’t die in a fire some 25 years ago, as they originally thought, but rather, a mere few days ago in Buckhorn. Cole shares with Diane the ring they found in Briggs’ stomach and she has quite the reaction to the inscription. There’s a good reason for that, as it turns out that Janey-E (Naomi Watts) is her half-sister! The two are estranged and haven’t talked for years, but she thinks Janey is living in Vegas and is married to a Dougie Jones.

Cole calls one of their “Special Agents” in Vegas, Randall Headley (Jay R. Ferguson, “Mad Men”) and asks him to find Janey and Dougie and have them brought in for questioning, and to call him when they’ve been found, as they are involved in a double murder. Headley gets right on it, summoning Wilson (Owain Rhys Davies, “Porn Again”) and shouting at him: “How many times have I told you?!! This is what we do in the FBI!” in amusing fashion.

A clearly rattled Diane leaves, and Cole fills Albert and Tammy in on the “two Coopers” business. He also tells them about a dream he had about actress Monica Bellucci- hey, who hasn’t had one of those? Lol. Naturally, Cole’s dream is a damn sight weirder than most, as he meets her at a café in Paris (Creperie Plougastel) to talk. She brings along two friends, and Cooper is also there, but lingering just out of sight, his head out of frame.

Bellucci, playing herself, says, over coffee (of course), “We are like the dreamer who dreams and then lives inside a dream.” This is a quote from the Upanishads, a collection of ancient Sanskrit philosophical texts that form the basic ideas of Hinduism, but also of Buddhism, which is in keeping with a lot of what is going on here. Bellucci adds: “But who is the dreamer?”

Might it be Lynch himself, in a sense? After all, he is playing the character at hand, and the world of “Twin Peaks” is his world, along with Mark Frost. Or could it be Agent Cooper’s, who is also present within the dream? Hard to say, but at this point Bellucci and her friends look in distress at something behind Cole, and he turns to see… himself, only younger, in a scene lifted from “Fire Walk with Me.”

It’s 10:10 am in Philadelphia, at the FBI offices, and Cole is talking to Cooper, who is- but of course- telling him about a dream he had. Suddenly, Phillip Jeffries appears, pointing to Cooper and saying: “Who do you think that is there?” Cole and Albert alike realize they had forgotten the incident, but it certainly seems relevant- and telling- now.

Back in Twin Peaks, Chad (John Pirruccello) is finally arrested. We don’t hear the charges, but it is likely for a combination of helping dealers to run drugs into the town without being caught and perhaps for his part in covering up Richard’s role in the hit-and-run that killed that kid. He is locked in a cell and Truman and the others leave to go to their “meet” at Jack Rabbit’s Palace.

They park near the woods, and Bobby (Dana Ashbrook) leads them to said destination, which is near an old gravel road right by where Briggs used to work for Project Blue Book; where he, Truman, Hawk (Michael Horse) and Andy (Harry Goaz) fill their pockets with dirt, as instructed by Major Briggs, then head to the coordinates listed. Note that the fallen tree stump is shaped a bit like the “castle” or “lighthouse” that the Giant stays in.

Smoke appears at their destination, and we see a naked girl who we have seen before- it’s the eyeless girl Naido (Nae), that was in that room that Agent Cooper passed through as he was exiting the Black Lodge in Episode 3. She tries to speak, but is only able to make mewling sounds. It’s now 2:53pm, the time indicated by Briggs in which the group should be there, and also a number which has occurred throughout the season.

A portal, just like the one Cole saw in a previous episode, appears and Andy disappears into it. He re-appears, seemingly at what could be called the “lighthouse,” aka that castle-like building in the middle of the ocean with purple waters that is occupied by the Giant (Carel Struyken) and Senorita Dido, as seen in Episode 8. (Update: Someone pointed out that this portal has a light at its center, whereas the one Cole almost went into had darkness at its center- one to the White Lodge and the other to the Black one, perhaps?)

The Giant introduces himself as “The Fireman” and holds up a hand. An object appears in Andy’s hands and smoke emanates from it. At one point, it looks to form into a face, though I couldn’t tell whose face it was. The smoke goes up through a skylight, drawing Andy’s attention there, where he sees a montage of past events on the show: The Creature in the box, BOB’s birth, the Woodsmen gathering around the convenience store, the “Gotta Light?” Guy, the teenage girl screaming and running through the courtyard in the very first episode of the show, Laura flanked by angels, the naked, eyeless girl, and the two Coopers.

Andy also sees a phone with a light flashing, and Lucy looking as if she is in a daze, as he leads her somewhere, seemingly in the precinct. Finally, Andy sees the telephone pole with the number six on it, near where the child was killed. The smoke returns to the object in Andy’s lap and both it and the device disappear, as does Andy afterwards.

We then return to the woods, where everyone is walking around the area in which the coordinates led them, seeming to appear and disappear at regular intervals, much like the woodsmen in front of the convenience store. Then Andy re-appears, carrying the naked, eyeless girl. He says they need to get her somewhere safe, as she is really important and there are people who want her dead. Physically, she’s fine, however. Andy himself seems reassured, collected in a way we’re not used to.

They take her to a jail cell near where Chad is being held, and Andy tells them to make sure and not tell anyone else. Truman and Hawk can’t remember anything that happened while they were at the place in the woods, but know that something did. Chad grumbles about all the madness surrounding him, which also includes a drunken, bleeding man (Jay Aaseng, a producer on “Inland Empire”), who repeats everything he hears. Between him and the monkey-like sounds the Asian girl is making, it’s enough to drive Chad- and us- crazy.

After that, we get an extended scene in which Freddie (Jake Wardle) regales James (James Marshall) with a story on his birthday, as a present of sorts. It seems that Freddie, who wears a glove on his right hand, can’t take the glove off, but it has imbued him with a power not unlike a pile driver, which he proves by cracking walnuts with it. If he tries to remove it, the glove takes his skin off with it and he starts bleeding profusely.

Freddie is from London, and moved to Twin Peaks six months ago, at the behest of none other than the Fireman. It seems he, too, entered a portal one night, after carousing with his buddies, and ended up at the Lighthouse (or wherever), where the Fireman instructed him to go to a specific hardware store and to look for an open package of dishwashing gloves that was missing one of the gloves, leaving only the right-hand one.

The next day, he gets up- insert cute Beatles reference here- and goes to the store, where, sure enough, Freddie finds the glove in question and goes to buy it. The clerk refuses to, as it is damaged merchandise, but Freddie isn’t taking no for an answer. He runs off with it and the clerk gives chase, and Freddie manages to put on the glove, then punches the clerk, knocking him out cold, and he gets away.

Freddie then heads to the airport to go to Twin Peaks, where The Fireman tells him he will find his destiny. A ticket is already mysteriously waiting for him. Once there, he got a job as a security guard alongside James, and that’s where he is now, still waiting to see what fate has in store for him. As James goes to check the furnace, hearing a weird noise, not unlike the one heard by Ben and his secretary, Beverly, Freddie waits outside for the final delivery of the night.

Meanwhile, at Elk’s Point #9 Bar, Sarah Palmer (Grace Zabriskie) stops in for a Bloody Mary, where she is accosted by a sexist, homophobic a-hole in a “Truck You” shirt (John Paulsen, “Bigfoot”), who wants to have a drink with her. She tells him to go away and he calls her some nasty names, refusing to budge.

So, naturally, she removes her face, revealing a dark void within, and a Cheshire Cat smile, which says “Do you really want to f*ck with this?” and “I’ll eat you,” and then proceeds to do just that, putting her face back on and taking a bite out of the guy’s throat. He falls to the floor as Sarah, seemingly with no real idea of what just transpired, screams out and the bartender comes running.

Just the fact that I had to write a sentence like “She puts her face back on” in a review makes me love this show more than I can express, lol. (Note also that her daughter Laura did the same thing in the Black Lodge- though the void behind her face revealed light, not darkness.)

Back at the Roadhouse, two girls talk: Megan (Shane Lynch- daughter of Kelly, not David- of “Men, Women & Children”) and Sophie (Emily Stofle, “Inland Empire,” also David Lynch’s wife). One girl references a Paula, while the other mentions Billy, and says that she was one of the last people to see him. She says he jumped her fence and rushed into the kitchen, bleeding from the nose and mouth, and stood over the sink for a moment, then ran out nearly as fast as he had come, as everyone there screamed.

She says her mother had a thing for Billy, and her mother’s name is… Tina. Her uncle “might have been there, too,” she says repeatedly, distantly. This, of course, harkens back to the ongoing conversation between Audrey (Sherilyn Fenn) and Charlie (Clark Middleton) about the same thing, with Tina and Billy being part of the subjects of their conversation as well.

My guess is, contrary to what I was thinking, that all of this really happened after all, and the reason Charlie was hesitant to tell Audrey what Tina said was because her dream (about Billy bleeding from the nose and mouth) came true and he senses she’s already in a fragile emotional state, to say the least. Might Billy be the guy in the jail cell that is repeating everything everyone says? Could be.

We end with a performance of “Wild, Wild West” by Lissie, which is pretty solid.

Episode 15

We open on Nadine (Wendy Robie) walking down the highway, her precious gold shovel in hand. I halfway wondered if she was going to clock poor Big Ed (Everett McGill) with it, but instead, she confesses to him that she’s been a holy terror- that’s putting it mildly- and that she knows he’s only stayed with her out of a sense of guilt over what he accidentally did to her, as in the eye incident.

Nadine says she knows good and well he loves Norma (Peggy Lipton) and always has, and that they should be together. She apologizes to him for taking advantage of his good-hearted nature and tells him he’s free to go and be with Norma. She says she’ll be fine, thanks to Dr. Jacoby, aka Dr. Amp (Russ Tamblyn). He’s a bit taken aback, but doesn’t need to be told twice, and heads straight to the diner.

There, as Otis Redding’s classic “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long” plays on the jukebox, he confronts her, but Walter (Grant Goodeve) intervenes, needing to talk to Norma. She tells Walter in no uncertain terms that she wants him to buy her out of the franchise, and that she’ll retain the rights to the “original” R&R diner alone, while he can reap the benefits of the other ones.

He’s dubious, as she could lose out on potentially millions of dollars, but also doesn’t have to be told twice, agreeing to her terms. Upon taking care of that business, he leaves, and Norma grabs Ed by the shoulder and the two kiss right there in front of God and everyone else, as Shelly (Mädchen Amick) beams at the two lovebirds.

We then join Mr. C. (Kyle MacLachlan), as he arrives at the mysterious convenience store, where, sure enough, a woodsman is lurking. The two head up the stairs on the side, flickering in and out of sight, as we’ve seen happen several times on the show. We see those familiar sycamore trees as they enter a room occupied by another woodsman, who flips a switch causing a flash of light after Mr. C. tells him he’s looking for Phillip Jeffries.

Note that the décor is the same as the room Laura Palmer walked through in her dream, on the way to the Black Lodge. Only here, another flight of stairs appears, leading to a door, which reveals what appears to either be an odd-looking house or a motel, probably the latter. A woman in the area approaches Mr. C. after he tries the door to a room marked with the number eight and finds it locked, and uses a key to let him inside the room.

Mr. C. enters a room with a flickering light and a sliding door reveals a huge teapot-like object, not far removed from the “bell” in the Lighthouse. Smoke emerges from it and Mr. C. calls out to Jeffries. He asks Jeffries why he sent Ray to kill him, but Jeffries doesn’t really say. Mr. C. asks him if that was Jeffries who called him the other day, in the hotel room where he killed Darya. As I suspected, it was not Jeffries.

Mr. C. mentions the last time he saw Jeffries in the flesh- at the Philadelphia offices, where he mentioned a Judy. This confirms to Jeffries that Mr. C. is indeed Cooper- or so he thinks, at least. Of course, Jeffries isn’t physically present- leave it to Lynch to make David Bowie into a teapot and the Little Man from Another Place into a little tree with a bulbous head when they weren’t able to participate!

Mr. C. asks who Judy is, and why Jeffries didn’t want to talk about her. Certainly a good question, and one us “Peaks” fans have puzzled over for years, never thinking we might actually get an answer to it- maybe. Jeffries says to ask her himself. He reveals several numbers in the smoke, which Mr. C. writes down, as a phone begins to ring in the room. Jeffries says that Mr. C. has already met Judy, thus indicating it might be someone we’ve already encountered in the show.

Might it be a possessed Diane, which would indicate why her behavior is so off? Or at least, different from what we might have expected from what we knew about her from the old series and the Cooper book? Also, Mr. C. did talk to her after his disappearance from Twin Peaks, an experience which obviously really rattled her- might it be because she was possessed by Judy that night? Hard to say, but the fact she is related to Janey-E can’t be a coincidence, right?

Or it could be that Jeffries- if it even is him- is testing Mr. C. to see if, indeed, he really is the actual Agent Cooper, and not a doppelganger? Of course, we know that it isn’t, and that Coop is trapped inside Dougie at the moment, or rather, took Dougie’s place, while Dougie went into the Black Lodge, where he disappeared and turned into a gold ball bearing. (Another example of a sentence I would never write if it weren’t for “Twin Peaks,” lol.)

The teapot disappears, and Mr. C. answers the ringing phone. Suddenly, he appears outside the convenience store, within a phone booth. He hangs up the phone and exits, only to find Richard (Eamon Farren) waiting for him with a gun pointed at him, threatening to kill him. Richard says he knows Mr. C. is FBI and that his mom had his picture, and that his mom is indeed Audrey Horne.

Mr. C. spits and distracts Richard, and grabs the gun from him, tossing him to the ground and kicking him. He tells him to get into the truck and never threaten him again. He tells him they’re going to have a talk, then texts someone: “Las Vegas?” This would seem to confirm that Mr. C. sent the text to Diane- or at least someone else, who relayed it to Diane- and perhaps that the theory that Mr. C. raped Audrey while she was in a coma and Richard is his son is true as well.

As the two leave, the convenience store lights up and crackles with electricity, and smoke emerges from within. We see the sycamore trees once again, and then we cut to a man walking his dog in the woods in Twin Peaks. It’s none other than co-creator Mark Frost, as Cyril Pons. (Great name!) Nearby, Gersten (Alicia Witt) and Steven (Caleb Landry Jones) are lying low by a tree, seemingly hiding from someone.

Steven says he didn’t do it, but “she” says he did- Becky (Amanda Seyfried), perhaps? He wants to kill himself with a gun he has, but Gersten begs him not to. Did he do something to Becky, and that’s why he’s suicidal?

Cyril walks up and Gersten runs and hides on the other side of the tree they are sitting next to. We hear the gun go off, but don’t see what happens. However, in the next scene, we see Cyril, alive and well, talking to Carl (Harry Dean Stanton), telling him what just happened and indicating Steven and Becky’s trailer, so he obviously knows who Steven is- or was, as the case may be.

James and Freddie arrive at the Roadhouse, where they’re playing, of all things, ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man.” He spots Renee (Jessica Szohr), who he’s sweet on, and goes over to say hi. Unfortunately, she’s with her husband, Chuck (Rodney Rowland, “Veronica Mars”), who you might recall Charlie calling “certifiable.” He certainly proves it here, as he immediately jumps up and starts pummeling James, with a little help from a friend.

Naturally, Freddie intervenes, punching both of the men with his pile driving glove, knocking them out instantly, and sending them both to intensive care. James apologizes to Renee profusely and tells someone to call 911. The two are later arrested and put into a cell near Chad and the drunk and the eyeless Asian lady.

Back in Vegas, Agent Headley is fuming when Wilson clearly brings in the wrong Doug Jones, who is locked up in a room with seemingly his entire family, as one of his kids screams in fright. Meanwhile, at the office of Duncan Todd (Patrick Fischler), he asks assistant Roger (Joe Adler) if there’s any word from Tony (Tom Sizemore). He says no, then Chantal (Jennifer Jason Leigh) promptly rushes in and shoots them both.

Duncan’s head is nearly taken right off, but she has to go back and finish off Roger when he cries out as she leaves. Guess they missed Mr. C’s deadline! She calls her husband Hutch (Tim Roth) and tells him it’s done, and later laments to him in the van as they eat how she never has time to torture anyone anymore. Poor thing.

At Dougie’s, Janey-E brings him some cake, and marvels at how all their dreams seem to be coming true. Proving you shouldn’t say such things out loud, as Dougie eats, he manages to turn on the TV after several tries and for some reason “Sunset Boulevard” sparks something in him and he takes his fork to the electrical socket and plunges it in, causing the power to go out and Janey-E and their son to scream.

We never see what happens next, but it sure seemed like Cooper was resurfacing at long last. (Update: when Dougie has his moment, the clip of the movie mentions a “Gordon Cole” and a “team,” so that obviously got his inner Coop’s attention.)

The Log Lady (Catherine E. Coulson)- to whom the episode is dedicated- calls Hawk one last time, and tells him she’s dying. She says death is a change, not an end, echoing what Hawk told Sheriff Truman in a previous episode. She says she has some fear about letting go, and tells him not to forget what she told him last time they talked face to face, to “look for the one under the moon on Blue Pine Mountain.” She says her log is turning gold and the wind is moaning, reiterates that she is dying and says goodnight, hanging up.

Honestly, if this didn’t bring a tear to your eye, you must be made of stone, especially knowing that Coulson died shortly thereafter. Hawk gathers Truman, Bobby, Andy and Lucy (Kimmy Robertson) together in the conference room, and tells them the sad news that the Log Lady has died. (Was Truman looking at photos of fish in the dark when everyone came in? Lol.)

Audrey and Charlie are still preparing to leave to go and look for Billy, but Audrey is still hesitant, and won’t put on her coat for some reason. Audrey shouts at Charlie, saying she truly sees who he is for the first time when he says if she doesn’t hurry up, he’s taking off his coat and staying put. When he does just that, she flips out, jumps him and starts choking him to death. We switch to another scene before we see how all that pans out. And you thought it took the French woman a long time to leave the room!

Cut to the Roadhouse, where a demure girl, Ruby (Charlyne Yi, “House”), is waiting for someone to join her, alone in a booth. Two men approach her, who clearly want to sit there, as she is alone. Despite her protests that someone is coming, they simply pick her up and place her on the floor and sit there anyway. She crawls on the floor, crying, as she goes deeper into the crowd, then starts to scream like a banshee, over the din of the band playing, The Veils. Naturally, that’s where we end things.

Time Keeps on Slipping into the Future

One thing people have started to take note of more and more is how Lynch has been playing with time throughout the series. Events aren’t necessarily being shown in order here, bringing to mind something like “Lost,” though, obviously there would be no “Lost” without “Peaks.” Regardless, there have been subtle little clues that not everything has been shown to us chronologically.

For instance, the most overt examples are the texts that Diane has been receiving. There has been a clear gap between the texts being sent by Mr. C. and her getting them. As many have suggested, it could be that they are actually going to a third party- possibly Phillip Jeffries- then are being relayed to Diane from there. However, this still doesn’t account for the fact that Diane received the “Las Vegas?” text in a previous episode, before Mr. C. was shown sending it in Episode 15.

In another, much subtler example, in the scene in which Big Ed was shown eating some soup at the end of Episode 13, if you look closely at the top left corner of the screen, in the reflection on the window, you can see that the Big Ed in the reflection has the soup held up to his mouth and is slurping it down, while the Big Ed in the foreground is not, even though both things are happening ostensibly at the SAME TIME.

As we saw him do this just before that, it would seem to indicate that there is a shadow world in which things are happening slightly differently than they are in the world we’re seeing in the show. In other words, that there are “other worlds than these,” as it were. Who’s to say that what we’re seeing in the show is all from one “timeline”? What if we’re actually seeing one instance of things occurring in one specific timeline, but another instance of things occurring in another, but Lynch isn’t telling us when the switch occurs?

Think of Lynch’s movies, “Lost Highway” and “Mulholland Drive.” In both, at key moments, the narrative seems to switch entirely, and the characters we’ve been following become someone else. It’s as if the movie we were watching suddenly became a different movie, even though the same actors are involved- but they may not necessarily be playing the same characters.

There are clear, if subtle discrepancies throughout “Twin Peaks” this season that don’t add up if you look at them closely. It’s why certain events don’t seem to make sense at times. There are also several “time loops” happening, i.e. the scene in which Mrs. Palmer is watching the boxing match, the scenes with the woodsmen and the one with Hawk and company at the place near Jack Rabbit’s Palace, where they keep disappearing and reappearing again.

I think Lynch is counting on people lumping them in with his penchant for drawing out certain scenes to their breaking point, just to mess with people, when really, they’re meant to be clues that something is awry. In other words, Lynch is both messing with people just to mess with them, but also with purpose- and it’s tricky to figure out which is which at times.

In one “timeline,” for instance, we’re getting the worst possible outcome- the kid getting killed, Becky going ballistic, Billy getting beat to a pulp, etc.- while in another we get a rosier outcome- Norma and Big Ed reunite, Becky and her parents reconcile, etc. I think if Mr. C. can be vanquished and Cooper becomes himself again, then everything will return to “normal”- such as it can be in Twin Peaks- and good will prevail over evil. If not, evil will win and all the horrible things we’ve seen will come to pass.

In other words, we’re seeing at least two timelines at the same time- but only one can truly prevail. When things between Mr. C. and Dougie/Coop come to a head, we’ll have our answer. Will things be set back to the right course? Or will the town of Twin Peaks be doomed to go to seed, like Deer Meadow before it? In one version of the timeline, it already has. But in the other, the Twin Peaks we know and love still exists.

That would mean the point of all of this is to restore Agent Cooper back to himself, and in doing so, restore Twin Peaks itself and right all the wrongs that have occurred there since he disappeared 25 long years ago. Or something. Truth be told, I’m still puzzling it out myself. It might also be that all of this we’re seeing is someone’s dream- possibly Cooper’s as he rots away within the Black Lodge, trapped as a war wages on for his very soul. Or maybe even Cole’s, aka Lynch himself, as indicated by the dream he had. Who can say for sure?

Regardless, things are clearly coming to a head, as evidenced by how much crazier things are getting in Twin Peaks itself. Yes, good things are happening- i.e. Norma and Big Ed- but the bad is definitely outweighing the good here, for sure, and it only seems to be getting worse. However, I think The Fireman has a plan to set things right, and certain people are clearly meant to play a part: Andy, Freddie, Cooper, Hawk, etc. And, of course, Laura.

However, that is no guarantee that things won’t go sideways yet again. After all, the very reason “Twin Peaks,” the show, endured was because of that dark cliffhanger that Lynch and Frost left us dangling from way back when at the end of Season 2. Who’s to say they might not end this thing on an even bleaker note? My heart says they won’t this time around, but who knows for sure?

Word is it that Showtime will not be renewing the show for another season, so whatever it is, we’re likely stuck with it. Then again, I thought that before, and look what happened. So, you never know. Maybe there will be another movie, or maybe Showtime is faking us out, leading us to believe one thing, when another is possible. They’ve certainly done a great job of keeping a lid on things thus far.

Maybe we’re being punked, to lead us to believe it’s about to be over when it isn’t. Then again, maybe Lynch and Frost always meant things to end the way they are going to at the end of this season, which Lynch actually said was more of a mini-series than a season, per se, with the events to be looked at as one long film.

If so, it could be that he and Frost told Showtime that they weren’t interested in doing more because they finally finished telling the story they wanted to in the first place, before the show was cancelled. We shall see, one way or another. Either way, boy, has it been a fun ride! Can’t wait to see what happens next!